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Al Bashir, UN Resident discuss future opportunities for Sudan

June 30 - 2016 KHARTOUM
UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Marta Ruedas submits her credentials to Sudan’s President Omar Al Bashir (UN)
UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Marta Ruedas submits her credentials to Sudan’s President Omar Al Bashir (UN)

The United Nations Resident and Humanitarian to Sudan, Marta Ruedas, has met with President Omar Al Bashir at the Presidential Guest House in Khartoum, to officially submit her credentials.

A UN press statement today says that the meeting, which took place on 22 June, lasted 30 minutes. President Al Bashir stated that Sudan has the full intention to cooperate with the United Nations on many fronts across the full range of the UN’s responsibility.

Further discussions were focused on current challenges facing the UN in Sudan, while also touching on a number of future opportunities on both the development and humanitarian fronts. Al Bashir also emphasised that further efforts are needed to ensure that joint work between the UN and the government of Sudan takes place in order to realise those opportunities, particularly in reconstruction and development.

Marta Ruedas was appointed as the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative for Sudan on 16 August 2015. She has more than 25 years of experience with the UN both at headquarters and field level, spanning four continents, the statement reads.


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